One thing about living in a sinful, fallen world is that everyone, Christian or not, experiences pain and suffering and disappointment in their life. From adversities at work and home to failed relationships to unfulfilled dreams, life can be filled with sorrow and disappointment. In fact, Jesus assured us of it: “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”). No one is without this vise.
When trying to deal with overcoming disappointments, it is important to keep them in perspective. Even though we cannot eliminate suffering or disappointment on this side of heaven, it can become less intense when viewed from a different perspective. The first thing to keep in mind is this: no amount of suffering or disappointment we experience in this life can ever undo what God has done for us in Christ. Besides reading and understanding Scripture, it is very difficult to have a proper perspective on suffering and disappointment, and these things will rarely make sense to those unacquainted with God’s Word. Neither psychology nor philosophy can offer a sufficient explanation for it. No science or human reasoning can work restoration on the soul; only God can do this (Psalm 23:3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness, For His name’s sake. ). The truth is, our trials and disappointments, though we may not like them, they do serve a purpose. It is through trials that we learn patience and humility, endurance and trust—virtues that strengthen us and develop godly character. So know (Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.) it is during the difficult times that we learn to rely on God and experience firsthand the absolute trustworthiness of His Word. God’s power is at its strongest when we are at our most vulnerable and weakest condition.
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